Jumpstart - LOGO (ministry of FCC)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9am-2pm

JumpStart Back-to-School Clinic is a free medical clinic open to all students in our community. We provide free school physicals, dental exams, and other screenings. This year, we will offer JumpStart at two locations: First Christian Church of Decatur (3350 N MacArthur Rd, Decatur) and Crossing Healthcare (320 Central Ave, Decatur).

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve basis. A parent or legal guardian must be present for children to receive services.

If you have any questions regarding JumpStart, contact Jonathan at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

Be a volunteer!

It takes a lot of volunteers to help make JumpStart a success. The following are specific roles that will be involved:

  • Family Advocate
    Each family that enters the clinic will have a Family Advocate to help them move through the clinic and receive the services they need. Advocates will serve as a guide, help fill out paperwork, and be a personal connection to the clinic.
  • Advocate Helper
    Advocate helpers assist Advocates in caring for and guiding families through the clinic. They entertain children, assist in guiding, and sit with the family during physicals. (Great role for teens.)
  • Family & Pediatric Provider (Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners)
    These are the medical professionals who will administer school physicals for the students ranging from Pre-K to 18. Each provider will have their own exam room for administering physicals. The vitals and subjective portion of the physical will be completed before seeing the provider. If a provider is only available for a portion of the day, they may serve either 9am-1pm or noon-3pm. Providers are encouraged to serve the entire day if possible.
  • Nurses & Nursing Assistants (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Nursing Students, and other health professionals)
    Nurses will collect vitals information, assist parents in completing the subjective portion of the school physical, and answer health questions. Nurses may also be asked to serve as Advocates for families with special medical needs or if additional advocates are needed.
  • Dental Professionals (Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants)
    Dentists will administer basic dental exams for students in order to meet State Dental Exam requirements, along with noting issues for follow-up. Each dentist will be assisted by an assistant to do charting.
  • Hearing Professionals
    Hearing Professionals will administer hearing checks for students, as outlined by the state requirements using appropriate equipment. This equipment can be provided if necessary.
  • Support Staff
    Members of the support staff team will work behind the scenes to create a great environment, address building issues, and support the other clinic volunteers. Tasks include hospitality roles, building set-up and rearranging, refreshing exam rooms, refreshing restrooms and lunchroom, parking-lot help, and moving supplies.


To get  involved, simply complete the form below, and we’ll contact you in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 217.875.3350.

JumpStart Volunteers